Wednesday July 11
American music veterans Los Lobos grace the stage tonight at Brooklyn Bowl. Best known for their huge 1987 hit "La Bamba," East LA's finest are adept at infusing their unique mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B and traditional Spanish and Mexican music with authenticity and passion.
Thursday July 12
Dan Deacon produces an ecstatic, overdriven, sun-blasted barrage of DIY electronic anthems. His latest album "America" is due in August and will include a run of 500 copies on translucent vinyl, as well as a short run of cassettes.
Also on the bill, keyboard player for the Animal Collective and Panda Bear, John Maus. His solo album, "We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves," was one of the best of 2011 with a mood that recalled '70s David Bowie and the Joy Division. At Pier 84 as part of River Rocks 2012.
Also tonight: At the River To River Festival, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Rockefeller Park.
The English Beat throws down classic ska and pop at The Bell House.
And Veteran Argentinian 12 piece ska outfit Los Autenticos Decadentes (One True Thing) play B.B. King's Blues Club.
Friday July 13
WoodyFest, a celebration of Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday, is a trio of consecutive shows at City Winery (this is the final show). Woody actually died in 1967 at the age of 55, and left a legacy of hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land." Tonight WoodyFest is featuring roots and folk legends Steve Earle - his latest album is "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" — and UK troubador Billy Bragg.
Also tonight: Ana Tijoux (Anamaría Merino) became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. Tonight she plays Prospect Park Bandshell.
Eleanor Friedberger at South Street Seaport.
'70s superstars 10CC play at the Concert Hall, New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Sonically pioneering Brooklyn hip hopper El-P (El Producto) plays Irving Plaza.
Saturday July 14
The Village Voice's annual free, all ages day of music down at South Street Seaport's Pier 16 & 17 is happening today from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. It's the 4 Knots Music Festival 2012 featuring a fine array of underground heroes The Drums, Black Lips, Crocodiles, Archers of Loaf, Delicate Steve at South Street Seaport.
Also tonight: Thurston Moore, Loren Connors as part of the Spy Music Festival at The Stone.
Sunday July 15
Acclaimed '90s NYC-based slow-core rockers Codeine have recently reformed after an 18 year break and play Le Poisson Rouge tonight.
Also tonight: Blitzen Trapper play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Monday July 16
Bootsy Collins and the S.O.S. Band play Wingate Field, Winthrop St, (between Brooklyn and Kingston Aves), Brooklyn.
Tuesday July 17
1990s soul and pop superstars Seal and Macy Gray team up for a special show at the Beacon Theatre.
Also tonight: Best Coast, Those Darlins, DIIV play at Terminal 5.